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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the al jazeera newshour. i'm here in doha, and here is what is coming up in the next 60 minutes. yemen's pro-government forces close in on a strategic city held by rebels for months. five are killed, many target residential neighbourhoods in central damascus. plus... >> i'm in south sudan. women walk here into the bush to collect firewood and coming out
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beaten and raped and oo mexican neighbourhood explodes with colour in an effort to combat violence and crime houthi rebels are strengthening defenses in sanaa after suffering losses. troops appeal to exiled president abd-rabbu mansour hadi and are in the city of ibb. >> reporter: in the early hours fighters take position, leading to the city of aden. pro-government troops advance to the north. they are backed by the rebels.
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they made gains in the south and said they have support of the fighters. >> translation: we say go on, victory is behind you, people are coming. >> reporter: the fighters seized control from the houthis with the help of allies. saudi arabia and the u.a.e. supply weapons and advisors, changing the fighting on the ground. anti-houthi tribes are being escorted to the border. there are two attacks, from the south-east and south. if they stake ibb, they'll face resistance where there's local support for the fighters. the other approach is where there are heavy fighting. more air strikes struck the aid. tribes are reported to take up
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the fight against the hootize. but the houthis have support. hundreds of protesters gathered in sanaa, condemning the air strikes. >> translation: our presence is confirmation that swell be steadfast and never retreat and stand against colonialism. there are reports talks trying to find a solution brokered by yemen's neighbour. the u.n. has not helped to negotiate a ceasefire in a war claiming hundreds of lives and putting lives at risk because of lack of splits. -- supplies. pro-government fighters see themes in a position to tweeted them. >> let's speak to a retired jordanian air force general joining us from ayman.
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in your opinion, what is changing the shift of balance on the ground that is reportedly resulting in loss of territory for the houthis yes, it's a significant blow to the houthis in actual fact. the introduction of the ground modern armour tanks, and the yemeni make the shift and the saudi troops and the emirate troops - some people say there's egyptian troops protecting aden. as mentioned in the report, i think that the base is modern, and organised, and i think already the fall of tiaz, and sanaa, it will be surrounded. in the best name of the coalition, i want it surrounded, sanaa, and eventually the troops
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coming from the area, which they come via the area. >> if we go by what you are saying, if they go around sanaa, we saw in the report also that the houthis have a lot of support in the capital. >> exactly. they have aind sauty feeling there, and trenches and put all their defenses in line correctly. the price of them - they'll face too front war, one from the north-east, and one from the west. and also coming from the south, so they are really under pressure, and i think this might flush abdo malic and others from their hiding, out of their hiding. they may come to the negotiating
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table. the base and the thrust and the push is significant. i think it's very well organised operation. >> can it continue... >> land airpower concepts. i think they can... ..yes, they can. having said - if they reach sanaa, the base would be sloane down because of the mountainous terrain, giving them ambush for armour or for explosive mine. they'll delay the momentum. the push and thrust is there. i think we are seeing - i can't speculate when it's hard to tell, but at the same time it's very obvious that the coalition is signalling or willing to take casualty. in a month or two we may see a
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negotiation on that. >> let me ask you briefly since i have you with us. we have not spoken about areas controlled by the tribes, but there are areas controlled in al qaeda, where do we stand when it comes to those issues? >> i don't think it's going to play any control. i think they finish the task. that will be a significant move to the north-west sanaa. also there is a - switching alliance or i can say by reality, some number of group, tribal group is sided with the coalition,and it makes the difference. increasing the base of the operation, and things go in the right direction. >> thank you very much.
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we thank you for your time on al jazeera a 48 hour ceasefire is underway, but, look, i - yes. in syria, close to the border with lebanon. government forces backed by hezbollah fighters and rebels agreed to the pause. it applies to two villages in idlib province. >> meanwhile, dozens of people are reported to have died after syrian government forces attacked the rebel held province. syrian television reporting five were killed, 55 wounded by a suspected rebel mortar attack on several districts off the capital. the violence in damascus comes hours before the iranian foreign minister is expected to hold talks with president bashar al-assad. zarif's visit follows a visit to beirut where he met the government. they discussed developments in lebanon and the region.
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let's talk to the director of the levant institute for strategic affairs. he is leaving beirut on his way to syria. the foreign minister, what is the message that he could be taking to them. it's clear that the visit of mr zarif comes under the auspices of normalize situation, and calming things down. there is intense diplomatic activity for the last two weeks, there's a shift and focus. we don't know the details of the initiative, but it should be in line with principals pushing forward. they did not go into detail.
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such as the legitimate right for the syrian people, that the fate of the president should be decided by the syrian people. still depending it is the fate of the president, bashar al-assad. why - i mean, the iranian initiative is faced with what we call saudi condition. the number one saudi condition is that no deal is to be - there is no place for bashar al-assad in any possible solution here is the thing, as you are saying, there's a flurry of the diplomatic activities between russians, the iranians, the americans. from what you have seen, is anyone's position moving closer together. are they still far apart? >> there are - i mean, now - i mean, there are different agendas, and different
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priorities. the number one priority is for the iranian, is to fight terrorism. the number one priority for the audi and outcountries is the remove. they consider saudi not as part of the solution, but part of the problem. he's one of the main region for the emergence of d.a.e.s.h. now it's a game changer. set up between turkey and saudi arabia, and there's a change. their opposition forces are taking a new - they are advancing on the ground. and this is pushing the iranian and the russians to try to strike a deal, but because their asset, they are losing the asset by the day. now it is what we call... >> there seems to be cooperation between... ..i apologise, but there seems to be cooperation between the
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russians and the united states. when it comes to the u.s., is there a softening on the part of their position that they have always had, a hard position that bashar al-assad must go, is there a shifting when it comes to that? >> the u.s. apparently is not shifting, a week ago mr kerry said and repeated that there's flow room for mr bashar al-assad, and we do believe that even he is not very attached to mr bashar al-assad. the recep tayyip erdogan, president of turkey, was saying that he seems not attached to mr bashar al-assad, and did not deny this. but this is a bargaining position. the russian would not think about this before. the complete picture of the deal, and this would mean some
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time that they were saying one week ago, during an interview. we appreciate your time on al jazeera. thank you for speaking to us from bray route libya's prime minister says he intends to step down. it comes a day after the u.n. peace talks got under way with warring factions in gen are. rob matheson with the details. >> reporter: this is the moment abdullah says he'll resign. during an interview with a private libyan station he's asked what he'd do if people over the country come out to demand the resignation. he applies that people do not need to protest. if he is an obstacle to the progress of libya, he resigns. it's likely to have an impact in geneva. where libya's two rival
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parliaments are face to face. the u.n. wants both sides to merge into a single government the the deadline is two weeks away, there has been positive signs. for a peaceful solution to the crisis in libya, we are heading to geneva, in order to achieve a political solution reflected in the situation. >> the continuation of the situation will only lead to more disasters. libyans, neighbouring countries and the international community will not tolerate the security and political vacuum that exists now. many have stepped down before, in april 2014, only to stay on as a caretaker prime minister. four months later he's dismissed by the rival general national congress based in tripoli. he's reinstated by lawmakers in order to form a crisis government. the internationally recognised government in tobruk is accused of having little influence, it's trying to play down the
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prime minister's announcement. the latest resignation could have a big impact on efforts to bring peace. plenty more ahead - analysts thought the worse was over for the economy - they were wrong. >> i'm in the occupied west bank, where palestinians stepped up patrols across their villages, following the killing of an 18 month old toddler and his father in a suspected israeli attack from record breaker to racket break. we'll tell you j serena williams lost her cool. first, six people have been killed in suspected boko haram attack in north-eastern nigeria, following a bombing that killed 47 people in the market of
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sabon. 135km south of the capital maiduguri the chinese currency has fallen to its weakest level against the dissimilar in four years, after the central bank intervened to push lower for a second day. the training partners are accusing them of manipulating foreign policy. >> russia is in recession, and the figures are worse than predicted. in march, analysts predicted the economy passed through the worst of their covers. they were wrong, as rory challands reports. >> the economic front in the confrontation with the west is throwing up specific tackles. dutch flowers going up in flames, destroyed because of pest contamination. >> these are freshly cut flowers, infected with western trips.
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>> reporter: all flowers are being tented. it's suspected that this is retaliation for the investigation into shooting down of the mh17 over the ukraine. >> in response to western sanctions, and the war in ukraine, russia bans the import of foods. in recent days it's been exploring embargoed products. >> less spectacular and more destructive is what happened. official figures showed there was a 4.6 attraction in the second quarter of 2015, compared to the same quarter as last year. that follows a 2.3 contraction. there's no doubt about it russia is in session. it was wide by expected. what comes as a shock is the contraction was worse than analysts predicted.
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>> in the second quarter we saw that the real wages of the population continued to decline. also, the retail was struggling and this was constraining consumption. >> the pressure of more than a year of western sanctions it playing a part in this. so, too, the renewed side in the price of oil, pulling the ruble down to a dollar value. the government here has been saying for months that the worst is over. it doesn't seem to forget hundreds of people in gaza attended a hamas military parade. the military wing displayed weapons, including anti-tanks and anti-aircraft rockets. it limited the capacity after the gaza war, killing more than 2,000 palestinians. palestinian communities in the occupied west bank increased night patrols around towns and
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villages, in response to the killing of 18 month old palestinians, and his father in an arson attack blamed on israeli settlers. imtiaz tyab went on a patrol with volunteers in the village. >> as darkness fell, they gathered on the edge of town. these are the palestinian residents in the occupied west bank. armed only with flashlights and walking sticks, they patrol the streets, a look out for israeli settlers. the senior is one of 200 volunteers, and tells me that they have been targeted with settler tax, more than 60 times over the past five years. >> once the settlers set the mask on fire, and they realise that no one was going to protect the village. we form patrols to protect ourselves and ensure children sleep safely. >> more than two-thirds of the occupied west bank is under control. towns and villages are
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vulnerable to settler attacks. this year alone, there's over 126 recorded incidents of settler related violence, including a firebomb attack that killed an 18-month-old palestinian toddler and his father. >> reporter: palestinians say the point of the patrol is not to engage settlers with violence, but to warn the community if any are near the village. israeli settlers attempted to attack the area in january last year. the palestinian residents managed to hold the settlers until they were custody. it was an example of palestinians preventing settler violence, inspiring other patrols in towns and villages. the palestinian authorities say with little of the palestinian territory under direct control, it's understandable res dints are taking matters into their own hands. >> in order to affect the people, this has to be in a
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political context. it is by having an international protections for the palestinian group and the west bank until that happens, palestinians will continue to patrol the towns and villages, hoping no more people die at the hands of israeli settlers well, five of the 14 men arrested for sexually abusing children in pakistan remain in custody, accused of blackmailing the victims into making sex tapes. the victims say the police ignored their complaints. we have this report. >> less than an hour's drive from lahore is a village. it's a quiet place. but for years many people here have kept a terrible secret, children under the age of 14 were allegedly sexually abused by a gang of men.
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filmed and then black mailed. this family is missing their son. he has been stealing from them, including the contents of their shop. it left them broke. they told him to leave. now they discovered what really happened. >> translation: now that we know after the video was release, we are spat that he was abused. >> i want justice, my son to come home and the culprits hanged. >> reporter: it started nine years ago. some accused the police of brush are brushing off complaints. the police ke nigh. >> the local police were not cooperating. if they are not there, they go to the other one. for the long time for the years
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and years and years. >> reporter: so far 14 people have been arrested in relation to the paedophile ring. rather than tried in a regular court, they'll appear in an anti-terrorism court. this lawyer says part of the problem is pakistan's legal system. >> the system is not that strong. the police - that is part of the police. police are nonprofessional. the induction is political basis. this is a big effect on the police system. there's no accountability for police men who is not working honestly. >> reporter: the state of punjab asked the high court for a judicial inquiry into the case. they refused saying it was enough. the state is forming a separate committee to investigate. >> it is putting the the spotlight on child sexual abuse in pakistan, activists are staggered by the numbers. possibly hundreds of children
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abused for years, it's right across the country. activists hope that public outrage will force the government to get serious about stopping it. on wednesday, thousands are expected to protest on a land redistribution scheme. it was provided land for four households. once improved, each would be given 121 square meters of land. over 10% of applicants have been given deeds with newer receiving the plots. we have this report from the district with the least of amount. >> reporter: they never imagined being given a peace of land would cost so much despair. with no income and a husband to take care of, they were prime
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candidates. for 12 years, we tried hard to get the land. we did. it's not in this area, we can't move. we have money to build a house there. land is in a fishing area. moving means she'd lose her job. they say they can't afford to move and the land is unlivable, many consider them unfortunate. 14,000 applied for the scheme, and so far only 150 so far have received lands. the project was launched by the government two weeks ago, they were given papers confirming the application, they have not got the plot yet. >> if we don't get it soon, we will protest, commit suicide. that's the only way. we can't carry on like this, we are all very poor. >> in recent years, social
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unrest over land ownership has become common. in the state, a progressive land rights bill was established in 1957 and promised fair distribution of land. about 70% of the households here don't own land, the highest in india. activists say the zero landless scheme is ineffective and gives the impression that the government is tackling the issue. >> it may be land, some other persons, sometimes the land may be removed or not be useful. >> reporter: the district was one of the most densely populated in the country. with 1,500 people with every square kilometre. they are used in the scheme. it's limited. they give us some funds to purchase the land.
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they have been asking for help from the government. they had no response. life was better before she got still to come on the show... to the weather with rob, and stories of flooding. >> this time yesterday we talk about chilly, northern argentina. stories of many rivers. flooding is the story, nevertheless. to that sort of debt. we are not talking about rural areas, this is facting plans, and not far outside the capital either. there's about a vast amount of rain in this area, the contributory factor. it has 224mm of rain in buenos aires. the total normally for august is 60. we have well exceeded that. no surprise. the results you see. >> two areas flooded. this last one twice the normal
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depth. all is more that it should be. i would like to say conditions are now improving. the satellite shows a streak that has come across again, and disappeared. the next one is to the north. probably more likely uruguay for northern argentina. you'd have to be clever to forecast that accuracy. this is a position likely to be during wednesday. it extends into wednesday and back up to this side, the argentinian side of the andes, but taking 24 hours. the line is there for a day before finally it fades just a bit still ahead on the al jazeera newshour, a lethal cocktail. running the risk of being poisoned sipping the wrong kind of alcohol in indonesia. . >> back heel brilliance from a player - stopping and scoring goals. details in sport. sport.
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for a second day, the weakest level against the dollar, after the central bank pushed aid groups in south sudan say sexual violence against women is increasing. we have a report from bentiu, women have become vulnerable to attacks since the civil war began two years ago. >> each day the displaced men in bentiu walk into the bush to collect firewood. they'll spend half a day trying to collect enough to sell. some say they are returning beaten and raped. >> they point a gun at us and told us to drop the firewood and follow them. >> this woman we'll call mary says she and a group of women were gang raped by south sudan soldiers at gunpoint.
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after they do a bad deed and leave you like that, you are almost as quick as dead. you are useless. all that is left is that they shoot us. the women are faced with a choice - trying to earn money when food is scarce and staying inside the camp where they are protected by u.n. peacekeepers. the u.n. international committee said it helped thousands who had been victims of sexual violence. >> women told us they were beaten and raped by government soldiers. they viewed them as sympathetic to opposition fighters. aid groups say all parties in this conflict are guilty of sexually assaulting women. the government launched a campaign to encourage women to report rape and seek treatment. some accuse them of doing nothing but using rape as a weapon of war. an accusation that the government denies.
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we will not allow them to do that. if we dispatch a team to investigate. you will find things that shocked you. simply because the people came and don't want to stay the truth. it's a complaint against the government. >> mary worries that she contracted a disease, and said she's too terrified to return to the bush. other women we spoke to say they are afraid of being attacked. but they are collecting firewood, and taking the risk to survive let's speak to a representative from care international, joining us from juba. why, in your opinion is sexual violence against women on the
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rise? >> it's certainly the gender assessments that we are seeing from around the country indicate that sexual violence is on the rise. particularly in the conflict-affected areas. it's difficult to be definitive about the final numbers, because of the - typically because of lack of reporting or seeking help. >> why is it difficult for survivors to report this? >> well, we know care has conducted research in this area, and our report the girls have no rights, indicates that many survivors find it difficult to report because the fear of retaliation by the perpetrator and their family. many feel as though there will be no reaction in response to their report. they are also, in some areas, few services that survivors can go to.
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that makes it difficult. on top of that, there is incredible shame and stigma attached to the experience of sexual violence. that is true all around the world. in south sudan, the impact of that can be that survivors are unable to marry, and in this culture marriage is important. it's important for women's social status for economic security and so on. so in some cases survivors are even forced to marry their perpetrator in order to provide compensation to the family of the survivor, but also to ensure security in the future. >> when you say no action is being taken, that's an important point to highlight what is done for act ability to take place. >> yes, so in terms of accounts
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ability there is work done by care and other n.g.o.s, with authorities to provide the necessary training to ensure that there are appropriate documentation and investigation of these reports. and follow up and prosecution in the areas, that there's sufficient evidence to do so. we are trying - care and other n.g.o.s are working well health facilities to provide adequate health responses to survivors. that may include providing a physical examination, prophylaxis, emergency contraception. in addition to that, care and other n.g.o.s are working on land and communities to encourage the reporting of sexual violence, particularly to ensure that survivors are able to get health care. >> thank you for speaking to us from juba
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now that cuba and the united states restored diplomatic relations attention is turn toing whether the economic embargo can be lifted. both sides claim billions of dollars. u.s. citizens lost homes and businesses in a communist resolution and some fear they'll snefr be repaid. >> reporter: she was a baby when fidel castro's soldiers took her parents land. >> it was not just the monetary amounts. >> wedding photos, jewellery, everything was gone. the family fled to the united states. she said her father never recovered from the economic or emotional loss. her parents died. >> castro didn't vufrt
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confiscates our properties, but took hopes and dreams that parents had for our future. >> that is why she and other property heirs testified. this woman's family farm was seized by soldiers in the 1960s, among thousands. >> my father filed the claim. more than half a century lair, the obama white house house restored ties. there was fear property claims would be forgotten, as the administration pushes to increase commerce and trade. >> i call on congress to lift the embargo. >> at some point the congress needs to be involved. >> the former head of u.s. foreign claims settlement said that was a mistake. we have one thing cuba wants, access to the u.s. market through lifting the embargo.
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if the congress gives it away without getting the claims paid, the congress will have been failed to stand up for the families and companies. caroline agrees. that's why she won't give up the fighting to reclaim what her parents lost. >> they died heart broken, that hurts me more than anything else, knowing that they didn't - they didn't see justice. >> so the families must continue a struggle for justice, and compensation for the largest ever seizure of u.s. property for foreign government the head of the u.s. environmental protection agency apologised for a toxic spill into two rivers in colorado. the e.p.a. accidentally released more than 11 million litres of sludge from a goldmine. swimming and recreational sports are banned. the states of colorado and new
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mexico declared a state of emergency over the spill 40 people missing in central china after a landslide swept through a mining town. the fire department in the mountainous area says 15 dormitories were buried and three homes. four people have been rescued indonesia is trying to limit the sale of alcoholly raising import duties and is imposing a ban. visitors will be put off from travelling to the country, they are worried. people are forced to turn to home-made alcohol, which is often poisonous. this report from jakarta. >> reporter: this man turned blind eight years ago, two days after drinking home-made alcohol bought on the street, he lost his optimal nerve. hundreds die after drinking
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lethal cocktails containing methanol. >> translation: his future is gone. for us as parents it's hard. those that die don't suffer this much. i know him, he drove everywhere, was active. now he can't see even people who think they buy official alcohol run the risk of being poisoned. an illegal producer showed us fake whiskey and sells it as the reel things at a third of the price. the contents are alarming. a chemical, caffeine and water. business is booming. he doesn't want his identity to be revealed. >> demand is increasing because price of real alcohol has gone up dramatically. suppliers are reducing costs. >> indonesia's spirit and wine
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association says sales of official drinks are down by 50%. people will still look for alcohol, although it's hard to get. if they don't find real alcohol and the government does not put matters in place, illicit alcohol will increase. more will die, and the fact that tourists died is not good for the reputation. >> according to the world health organization, indonesia's alcohol consumption is among the lowest. tough regulations are needed to protect the population. >> translation: people can die of alcohol poisoning anywhere. just because a few die, doesn't mean we can let 250 million indonesians drink alcohol. that's why the policy is undesirable for people in indonesia to drink. >> reporter: banning alcohol is being discussed by parliament.
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import duties are inteeng increased. >> a draft banning alcohol will have exceptions for tourism and celebration. others say it will not prevent an address in death. whether the stricter measures save lives remain to be seen. in the meantime foreign visitors are warned about the dangers. in the battle against opiecity, the latest enemy is our own bodies. researchers in canada disorder a gene that could be linked to white falt. they are linked to problems with weight and heart disease. scientists say they have managed to reduce by half. here is what a professor had to say. >> we think we discovered a gene that is important for
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determining how many fat cells you are born with and in particular a type of cell that is surrounding the organs, and there's good white fat and bad white fat. we think we have found one of the genes that is important for creating the bad white fat. we are were not looking for a gene critical for the production of fat. we studied the protein because it was an interesting protein, it was unexpected, opening up an area of research in this region. and so there's - we were trying to understand all the different proteins that this different protein works with, and understand the process required to make fat. surprisingly we don't understand how fat is made, how the number of fat cells you end up with is determined, and we think that this advance will help us understand this. and, of course, with a greater understanding of how fat is produced, we potentially have
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ways through the production of a drug or dietary intervention or lifestyle that could lower the levels of this protein, and that would have beneficial effects. >> we'll have all the sports news for you ahead. costa rica's manager gets into oo brawl. all the details in a moment.
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wednesday marks 10 years since the launch of the mars reconnaissance orbiter.
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these days it's one of five circling the red planet. >> reporter: a decade after the lunch, n.a.s.a.'s mars orbiter continues to unlock the secrets of the red planet. it's helped the surface in details, and can spot features as small as a death. five others made the 200 million journey to mars, and the reconnaissance orbiter, n.a.s.a. had three more circling the planet. there's the odyssey launched in 2001, and the mars atmosphere spacecraft studies the upper atmosphere. there's the global spacecraft that is no longer working. the agency has their i know. india launched its orbiter two years ago. with the space traffic n.a.s.a.
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had no option. as the exploration of mars intensifies safety precorporations are expected to increase. >> time for the sports news with jo. >> thank you. barcelona have, in their fourth drovy of the year won the u.e.f.a. super cup. beating savvia in a thrilling victory. barca led 4-1. lionel messi with two free kits. savvia forced back forcing the game to extra time. a man linked with a move away from barca scored the winner in the 115th minute. >> translation: we possessed the ball well in the first 16 minutes, after that i think we relaxed and gave them the ball, took a step back, and they took advantage of the situation. the game was complicated when we had a chance to win.
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unfortunately we got back in. none of the goals matched this one. this stoppage time equalizer held dutch champions 2-2 in the league opener. >> f.i.f.a. has been warned not to make superficial changes as there will not be enough. the warping coming from the u.s. attorney in the center of investigation. it comes after f.i.f.a. hired the swiss official as the head of the reform committee. they are helped you out of the corruption crisis. the committee is expected to spend the next six months to golf a plan. superficial changes will not be sufficient. change of personnel without a commitment to good governance
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will not be sufficient. as our investigation continues, we'll look closely at what reforms are adopted. novak djokovic has begun the preparations for the u.s. open from the victory. it was the number one first match, novak djokovic beat brazilian in straight sets in canada. he took a while to do it. the serb winning 6-3, 7-6 in an hour and 50 minutes. >> it could have gone either way, especially in the second set. we both had our chances to break. we got to the tie break which i thought was fair. i managed to stay cool. and mentally tough in the right moments. that's what i take out of the match. the ability to play my best and stay calm in the right moment. overcoming this challenge.
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>> novak djokovic beaten in the final in montreal by jo-wilfried tsonga, and the renting champion made the -- reining start. the frenchman completed his start with a 6-4, 6-4 victory. >> australia nick kyrgios is into round 3, beating fernando >> over in toronto, world number one serena williams had to battle back from a set down. taking the first 6-2, which clearly frustrated the 21-time grand slam champion. williams won the next two 6-3, 6-0. they hold all four. and won three times in toronto, the first victory in 2001. >> it wasn't easy playing
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panetta, it's never easy, she has done well in lots of events. so i knew going in this would be tough. i was happy to get through it for the second time in a row eugenie bouchard has been knocked out in the first round of her home-town furniture. beaten by an 18-year-old switzerland. >> raffie gave the english cricketers a strong start. he has taken six wickets, including removing sangakkara. sri lanka were bowled out for 183. they have taken early wickets. visitors 50 for two. he may be a 4-time pga winner. tiger woods is far from favourite. entering nine pga four events and missed the cut four times.
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he's fallen to 278 singles rankings, and isn't paying attention to that. i'm normally in the 200s somewhere. as far as paying attention to it, i'm trying to get better, get up there where i can win tournaments, get my game so that i can be consistent on a permanent basis, where i give myself a chance to win, and each and every event i plan. that's what i have done over most of mif career, and i'd like to get to that point. they fight against a ban imposed on him. the natery ot was given a 4-game defensive. the players union says they did nothing wrong, and are asking for the ban to be lifted in time
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for the patriots. first game of the seven on september 10th. a quarterback suffering a blow is the new york jets geno smith, punched in the face bay team-mate who broke his jaw. he'll be out for 6-10 weeks. the player that did it was released by the jets, and the whole thing was a silly spat. >> it was childish. and a little tit for tat. and high school stuff that they could have handled. speaking of punches, a boxer came under fire for going down in suspicious circumstances. they were up against rodriguez in the super-heavy weight title fight when they went doing a minute and a half in the second round without appearing to be hit. replays left the commentators in disbelief.
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martinez appeared dazed. the referee had no choice but to award the flight to his opponents on a knockout. >> the pressure to reach rio can be intense. they lost a call in a qualifier for panama. the striker wants to get on to the pitch to complain about the decision making. he denied he got into a fight. they got in charge of costa rica since february. >> well that's all the sport for now. >> thank you for that update. >> former drug gaining members put down their weapons, and they picked up paintbrushes. they are giving their neighbour a multicoloured makeover as parts of a scheme. john holman explains. >> it's the big u.s. mural in mexico. graphity artists spend more than
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a year planning and paining 200 house s for locals better known as monkey. he's the one climbing up the ladder. >> i feel good, proud to be part of this because in the future. my children are going to see this, how the neighbourhood looks good now. the mexican government funded the scheme to turn around the neighbourhood known for crime and violence. it's about putting the youth to work and giving them work. >> art with social programs can change people's lives. empower neighbours and generate social unity. murals it breaks up barriers like this one. mexico's well-known as the cradle of modern journalism, and great artists tuesday it to expose social and political problems. in this case the painters are
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looking to project harmony and unity. >> it's a brave colour scheme, some locals are not too impressed. others see it as a game changer. >> we are all surprised by the new colours, this was a rough neighbourhood. now it has calmed down. who knows how they there done it. they talk to the youngsters, they come from a different neighbourhoods too. they understand it. >> reporter: 20,000 litres of paint later and the new-look neighbourhood, monkey sees as a gift to his children, is almost finished that's if for the newshour on al jazeera. we do have a full bulletin of news coming your way in a few minutes. we'll have all the day's top stories, everything you need to know on al jazeera. see you in a minute. minute.
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